Special Forces soldiers have neurological differences that make them less likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder than the average soldier. A study of soldiers based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, found that Green Berets were much less likely to suffer symptoms of PTSD after a week of exercises that simulated being captured and interrogated by the enemy. The Green Berets produced more of a molecule called neuropeptide Y in their blood, which is produced by the body to help calm the brain in times of extreme stress.
Matt Friedmann, of the U.S. National Center for PTSD, says, "The Special Forces types had a greater capacity for mobilizing neuropeptide Y than ordinary soldiers, and they were also able to sustain it for longer periods." Neuropeptide Y in the Special Forces soldiers returned to normal levels within 24 hours, while it dipped below normal in the others. Friedmann says, "If we could bottle this, or if we could train people to mobilize their own neuropeptide Y, that would be primary prevention for PTSD?a very exciting approach." Researchers still don't know if the Green Berets' ability to produce more neuropeptide Y is genetic or was acquired through Special Forces training.
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